Today third-party developers showcased their upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, on top of announcements for 2022.
Much appreciation for your patience, for sure you are news-hungry, so here they are: It’s not a secret since time ago that ATS Antonov An-2 project was redone for MSFS together with Microsoft and Asobo. It was hard work starting with 3d scanning of the real HA-ABD, tons of photos, and sounds re-record. Then guys did a miracle redone 3d model in ten times more polygons the old FSX model in a very short time period. Under Asobo’s supervision I did the new code, with all-new FS interactive features implemented, but with the keep of old systems and gauges code logic which was checked and tested by years in FSX and P3D. Alexander M. Metzger did update flight dynamics. The project was tested hard by professional testers with real An-2 pilots involved.
So actually we are only one step from the release. This step is licensing which is obviously very important for Microsoft. They are in conversation with Antonov corp. dynamics is positive, but unfortunately, this couldn’t be solved in 2021, so the project is transferring into 2022.
We also get the announcement of two aircraft that will be released in the first half of 2022, the Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard and Cessna O-1 Bird Dog, while two more projects have been mentioned but not disclosed.
Last, but not least, Drzewiecki Design announced another airport for its series in Poland, and it’s Bydgoszcz Ignacy Jan Paderewski Airport (EPBY). It’s the eleventh busiest airport in Poland, served by LOT and Ryanair.
Recently, we published our latest interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann and we heard more about Microsoft’s plans for the next few months, including World Update Australia.
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Auckland International Airport, Skiathos Airport, Athens International Airport, Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Amami Airport, Bristol Airport, Marrakech Menara Airport, Great Britain Central, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Kraków Airport, Fukuoka City & Airport, Fort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & Airport, Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, the Frankfurt City Pack, Key West Airport, the Okavango Delta, Bali Airport, London Oxford Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau City & Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milano Linate Airport, the Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City Pack, Greater Moncton Airport, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport, and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi airport.
If you want to learn more about the game itself, you can read our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.